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Orchid Species: Dendrobium smillieae

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Dendrobium smillieae is an orchid species identified by F.Muell. in 1867.
Dendrobium (Den.)
(name currently accepted by Kew)
ORIGIN: Found in Queensland Australia as well as Papua and New Guinea growing on tree limbs, trunks, tree crooks where leaves have accumulated to form soil and on rocks in lowland open forests near the edge of rainforests at elevations under 600 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with slender, fusiform, leafy throughout, sulcate with age stems enveloped by thin, scarious sheaths and carrying oblong or lanceolate, very thin, twisted or curved, acute leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, 1.6 to 5 [4 to 12.5 cm], densely many flowered raceme that arise from near the apex of the leafless cane, carrying stiff, thick, waxy and fleshy, tubular flowers held in a ball.

FLOWER SIZE: 1 1/2 to 2 inches [1.5 to 3 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Callista Callista ophioglossa 1891 (Rchb.f.) Kuntze
Add+ Dendrobium Den kaernbachii 1894 Kraenzl.
Add+ Dendrobium Den pachyceras 1894 F.Muell. & Kraenzl.
Add+ Dendrobium Den smilliae
Add+ Pedilonum Pedilonum hollrungii 1983 (Kraenzl.) Rauschert
Add+ Pedilonum Pedilonum ophioglossum 1981 (Rchb.f.) Brieger in F.R.R.Schlechter
Add+ Pedilonum Pedilonum pachyceras 1983 (F.Muell. & Kraenzl.) Rauschert
Add+ Dendrobium Den smillieae f. album
Add+ Callista Callista smillieae 1891 (F.Muell.) Kuntze
Add+ Coelandria Coelandria smillieae 1882 (F.Muell.) Fitzg.
Add+ Pedilonum Pedilonum smillieae 1983 (F.Muell.) Rauschert
Add+ Chromatotriccum Cht pachyceras 2002 (F.Muell. & Kraenzl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones
Add+ Dendrobium Den hollrungii 1889 Kraenzl. in K.M.Schumann & U.M.Hollrung
Add+ Dendrobium Den ophioglossum 1876 Rchb.f.
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